007 at Palio horse race
The action of the Palio horse race in Sienna was captured by James Bond film crews this year, who are planning on setting an action sequence of the next 007 movie against the dramatic backdrop of the dangerous race. Daniel Craig was in the audience, however his presence was incidental, the real stars of the event are not celebrity visitors but the jockeys, their city guilds and the horses. The mayor of Sienna said: “We have imposed extremely rigid restrictions of the production”, claiming that the Palio does not need to make any extra publicity. The as yet untitled movie will be released in autumn 2008.